Gone are the days of eating toast for lunch (again) at your WFH desk. Back to the office means real lunch breaks and a chance to reacquaint ourselves with the flavours, and people, we’ve missed.
Broadsheet has teamed up with City of Melbourne to curate Must Eats – a program of exclusive lunch offerings from 50+ cafes, restaurants and bars, running Monday April 12 to May 9.
Whether you’ve hit your saturation point for homemade pasta or simply want an excuse to support local hospitality, Must Eats is reviving the business lunch with a month of $30 lunch specials from some of Melbourne’s finest kitchens across the CBD, Chinatown, Docklands, Southbank, Carlton and North Melbourne.
Hungry office workers can head to Cumulus Inc. for ricotta gnocchi, pine mushrooms and ramarro farm rocket, served with a glass of Tombacco Pecorino (an Italian white grape variety) or Silent Way Pinot Noir. Sample newcomer Farmer’s Daughters’ takeaway only grazing plate of Gippsland cheeses, terrine and soda bread with a pastry and choice of coffee or juice.
Go large trying a little bit of everything with Daughter in Law’s thali of various curries and a glass of cava (Spanish sparkling wine). While Butcher’s Diner keeps things simple but moreish with their signature cheeseburger, fries and a lager.
Catch up with colleagues over a lavish coq au vin and a glass of Beaujolais at Hemingway’s Wine Room if you’re slightly east of the CBD. Or transport your team to Singapore’s hawker centres without travelling further than North Melbourne, where Gai Wong plates up a silky Hainanese chicken.